Examination Dates and Locations

NOTE: seating for online exams may be limited. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. 

(Remember that you always have the option to take the exam at home or at work via a remote proctor)

The list of exam sites below is current and updated regularly:

 

AUGUST 28, 2019 - Baltimore, MD - 9:30 AM - A training course 'Certification for I&R specialists in Aging and Disabilities - CRS-A/D Exam Preparation' will be held on August 27th from 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Waterfront Baltimore - 700 Aliceanna St.
Nanette Relave 202-898-2578 - nrelave@nasuad.org

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 - El Paso, TX - 9:00 AM
Project Amistad - 3210 Dyer
Zaide Echegoyen 915-298-7310 zechegoyen@projectamistad.org

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 - Concord, NH - 9:00 AM
University of NH - 57 Regional Dr.
Amy Sporcic 603-228-6623 asporcic@bm-cap.org

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 - Nashville, TN - 9:00 AM & 1:30 PM - Applicants need to be registered for the SE4A Annual conference - CRS-A/D training will be held on 9/8/2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center - 2800 Opryland Dr.
LaVerdia McCullough 615-253-4307 laverdia.mccullough@tn.org

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 - Concord, NH - 9:00 AM
University of NH - IOD - 56 Old Suncook Rd.
Amy Sporcic 603-228-6623 asporcic@bm-cap.org

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 Rochester, NY - 5:00 PM
2-1-1/LIFE LINE 546 S. Clinton Ave.
Joanne Leazard 585-642-6512 jleazard@goodwillfingerlakes.org

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 - Abilene, TX - 1:00 PM
United Way of Abilene - 240 Cypress St.
Mary Cooksey 325-676-7065 ext. 1

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 - Sequim, WA- 9:30 AM
Olympic Area Agency on Aging - I&A Office
Janet Parris 360-316-9387 parrije@dshs.wa.gov

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - Columbia, SC - 10:00 AM - "Training the Community Resource Specialist" is scheduled for August 28th at 9:30 am
SC Department of Aging - 1301 Gervais St. Ste. 350
Jalawnda Bailey 803-734-9874 jbailey@aging.sc.gov

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 - Butler, PA - 5:00 PM
Center for Community Resources - 212-214 S. Main St.
Beth Gillan 724-431-3615 - bgillan@ccrinfo.org

OCTOBER 1, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA - 10:00 AM
Allegheny County/DHS/Area Agency on Aging - 2100 Wharton St, Second Floor
Ethel Novogradac 412-350-4052 ethel.novogradac@alleghenycounty.us

OCTOBER 3, 2019 - Atlanta, GA - 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Atlanta Regional Commission - Peachtree Center/International Tower - 229 Peachtree St. NE Suite 100. (1st floor receptionist area - ask to be directed to the Harry West 3 Room)
Kimberly Perkins-Heywood 404-527-5931 kperkins-heywood@unitedwayatlanta.org

OCTOBER 10, 2019 - Butler, PA - 9:00 AM
Center for Community Resources - 212-214 S. Main St.
Beth Gillan 724-431-3615 - bgillan@ccrinfo.org

OCTOBER 15, 2019 - Sioux Falls, SD - 1:30 PM - There is a fee of $35 per examinee
Southeast Technical Institute - 2320 N. Career Ave.
Karen Winter 605-367-7677 - karen.winter@southeasttech.edu

OCTOBER 21, 2019 - Boynton Beach, FL - 9:00 AM
Children's Services Council - 2300 High Ridge Rd.
Laura Sweet - 561-383-1143 laura.sweet@211pbtc.org

OCTOBER 25, 2019 - Columbia, MD - 8:00 AM
Maryland AIRS, Howard Community College - 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Christopher Moore - 301-313-6029 - marylandairs@gmail.com

Exam Fees: Free for AIRS Members
$10 for non-AIRS members attending the conference
$25 for non-AIRS members not attending the conference

OCTOBER 29, 2019 - Lansing, MI - 9:30 AM - The exam is offered as part of the MI-AIRS conference, applicants need to register for the conference ($30 for AIRS/MIAIRS members, $50 for non-members)
The MTG Space - 4039 Legacy Parkway
Jennifer Pollak 517-664-9809 jennie.pollak@mi211.org

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 - Green Bay, WI - 11:30 AM
YWCA - 230 South Madison St.
Jessica Kwapil 262-605-6657 Jessica.Kwapil@kenoshacounty.org

DECEMBER 5, 2019 - Camarillo, CA - 1:00 PM
Interface Children & Family Services
Jeannette Garcia 805-485-6114 x204 jeannetteg@icfs.org

DECEMBER 12, 2019 - Camarillo, CA - 1:00 PM
Interface Children & Family Services
Jeannette Garcia 805-485-6114 x204 jeannetteg@icfs.org

March 3, 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA - 10:00 AM
Allegheny County/DHS/Area Agency on Aging - 2100 Wharton St, Second Floor
Tawnya Burke 412-350-4008 tawnya.burke@alleghenycounty.us

 

Applications to take an exam are due in the AIRS office 30 days prior to a test.

Please be aware that registration for your local Affiliate Conference or the AIRS Conference does NOT constitute registration for the AIRS Certification exam. If you are interested in taking a test, all certification exam applications, supporting documentation and appropriate exam fees must be mailed to the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, VA, and must arrive 30 days prior to the exam. DO NOT send your application for Certification with your conference registration. If an application and payment are mailed to an address other than the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, Virginia, the application will not be processed and the applicant will be unable to sit the exam.

The contacts listed for each site can provide information such as directions to the test site, whether training or a study session will be available before the exam, and if there are additional charges from the hosting organization to cover their room costs. Canadian applicants must apply to InformCanada. These exams are not "held" by AIRS but by the hosting organization in accordance with AIRS specifications.

Additional Option - "Proctor U" Testingfor your choice of location - at home or at work! Providing you have a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection, the AIRS Certification exam can be taken either at home or at work. AIRS is partnering with a commercial service called ProctorU that provides online one-on-one proctoring via webcam. Essentially, you log on to the system and connect with a staff member at ProctorU who will check your photo ID, ensure that your computer has no other programs running, that your work area is clear and that during the exam, you remain in your chair and attentive only to the exam. There is a $25 charge for this service that is paid directly to ProctorU via credit card. AIRS does not receive any revenue from this service. However, this is a viable option particularly for someone wanting a re-test or facing a long journey to another testing site.

IMPORTANT: If the ProctorU option is your preference, you need to indicate that choice in the appropriate area of your Certification Application form!. Once your exam application has been approved, you will receive an email with step by step instructions on how to set your appointment with ProctorU and pay the $25 fee to them as well. DO NOT contact ProctorU until you have received an email from AIRS letting you know your exam application has been approved.

NOTE that from March 16th 2015, the CIRS-A exam is no longer available and all candidates seeking this specialized credential must take the CRS-Aging/Disabilties (CRS-A/D) exam. 

If you have additional questions, or require assistance, contact the AIRS Headquarters at 703-218-AIRS (2477) ext 2 or certification@airs.org.

 

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